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Bad News Tour

24th January 1983
Sandy Johnson

Bad News Tour is a 1983 Comedy Music film released on 24th January; Sandy Johnson directed the film which stars Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, and Adrian Edmondson.


A documentary crew films heavy metal band Bad News as they have trouble starting their van, pick up a schoolgirl groupie, and meet up with rock journalist Sally at a motorway service station where they argue about the cost of sausage and chips.

Genres & Themes

Cast (14)

Rik Mayall's profile Rik Mayall
Age at Filming ≈ 24
Nigel Planer's profile Nigel Planer
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Adrian Edmondson's profile Adrian Edmondson
Age at Filming ≈ 25
Jennifer Saunders's profile Jennifer Saunders
Age at Filming ≈ 24
Dawn French's profile Dawn French
Age at Filming ≈ 25
Peter Richardson's profile Peter Richardson
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Bert Parnaby
Age at Filming ≈ 58
Sandy Johnson's profile Sandy Johnson
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Serena Evans
Age at Filming ≈ 23
Oliver Stapleton
Age at Filming ≈ 34

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Comic Strip Production

Bad News Tour Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

50% 20-29
14% 30-39
7% 50-59
29% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

43% Female
57% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Neutral/Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Bad News Tour FAQ

When was Bad News Tour released?

Bad News Tour was released 41 years ago, on Monday January 24th, 1983.